Goldfinger
1964
****
Director: Guy Hamilton
Cast: Sean Connery, Shirley Eaton, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Tania Mallet

007 tries to get close to Auric Goldfinger, a mysterious and sinister millionaire who is obsessed with gold. The third and one of the finest James Bond films fine-tuned the formula and laid the groundwork for the subsequent adventures in the franchise. Goldfinger is one of the first in a long line of megalomaniacal super villains 007 must stop. All in all, there’s a nice mix of action, humour, gadgets, characters (Oddjob), girls (Pussy Galore), and the Aston Martin. And who could forget Shirley Bassey’s title song.